I did 18 cards for the upcoming Upper Deck trading card set. I took these in a direction that I don’t think anyone has ever gone in so far. Going outside of the box to try to create a unique piece of art that hopefully will appeal to the collector community.
Up first, a 4 piece puzzle. On this one I went for a less modern look, something not quite finished, something rough, and something you can’t find on a sketch card most of the time. So, I used vintage pages, then pulled them off creating a rough pallet. Then applied a quick layer of paint, then a bit of stencil work, then a bit more paint. To make it pop, polyurethane. These are pretty thick. I have been told that these will be randomly inserted into packs.
Up next a 6 piece Skrull puzzle. On these, it’s actual vintage pages cut out of the Avengers books. Then the SKRULL hand cut out and attached to the cardstock that was previously colored. To top it off, a Skrull linocut in purple. I have been told that these will be randomly inserted into packs.
Last but not least, the 8 card Avengers puzzle. Like the Skrull puzzle, these are actual vintage pages from actual Avengers comics from the Kree Skrull war story. The linocut is Iron Man, and I used two colors on each to give it a wilder look and effect. I have been told that these may all be inserted into one single pack.
Thanks for looking, and I hope that you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them. They took a while, all the hand cutting and lino cutting is time consuming. But it’s worth it in the long run I think.
The “Kree-Skrull War” is a story arc that was written by Roy Thomas, and drawn by Sal Buscema, Neal Adams, and John Buscema. The story was originally published in the Marvel Comics comic book title Avengers #89 – 97 (June 1971 – March 1972).
The “Kree-Skrull War” is notable for its cosmic scope of interstellar warfare, enormous cast of characters, use of metaphor and allegory and the introduction of the Vision-Scarlet Witch romance, which became an ongoing theme for the characters (and by default the Avengers) for years to come. The “Kree-Skrull War” is considered by critics to be a highlight of its era and is the culmination of a string of notable Thomas-Adams collaborations from this period, which began with their run on X-Men in 1969.